34th ANNUAL CHILD CARE PROVIDER APPRECIATION DINNER

Location: Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Ave, Scotia

NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

Registration for this event will open in APRIL. Join our enews or follow this event on Facebook for updates.

HORS D’OEUVRES 6:00PM | DINNER 6:30PM

PROGRAM BEGINS 7:00PM

DINNER MENU - to be determined

NOMINATE SOMEONE GREAT | NEW NOMINATION PROCESS - This was a HUGE hit in 2018!! Please consider nominating a colleague for this recognition. We encourage video nominations! Video clips will be played "Oscar style" during the award ceremony. 

Email video nominations to ksmith@cdcccc.org

One winner will be selected from each of the new award categories, limit one nominee per program. All nominee names will be read and recognized for their nomination. Winners will be called to the podium to receive their award and speak (optional). Nominate by sending a letter or video with a story that demonstrates the reason for the nomination. Please include the information below, either in the recommendation letter or email body if submitting a video. Video nominations will be contacted for photo releases. Videos may be shared on social media.

Award Categories:

CREATIVITY IN PLAY

Thoughtfully creates open-ended play opportunities and encourages children to use their imagination. Nominee places emphasis on activities that spark curiosity, exploration, and problem solving. (Examples are just examples. This category is open to teachers of all age groups. Examples in this category include activities that stimulate imaginative play. For infants, it may be sensory exploration or a floor time activity; for preschoolers it may be anything from an amazing STEM activity, blocks, puzzles, games, dramatic play, and art; for school-agers it may include STEM, blocks, puzzles, music, art, writing, and games.)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

Actively supports children’s motor development by encouraging play designed to practice and perfect small and large movement. Nominee recognizes the necessity of movement in supporting healthy development. (Examples are just examples. This category is open to teachers of all age groups. Examples in this category include activities that support motor development. For infants, it may be activities encouraging infants to grasp objects; for preschoolers and school-agers it may be anything from fine motor practice to large motor games.)

ALLY FOR EMOTIONAL GROWTH

Crafts an environment where children feel safe and secure, laying the foundation for healthy social and emotional development. Nominee understands the importance of social emotional development and embeds healthy practices into everyday activity. (Examples are just examples. This category is open to teachers of all age groups. Examples in this category include activities that support healthy social development.)

COMMUNICATIONS CHAMPION

Optimizes children’s speaking and listening opportunities and creates a literacy rich environment. Nominee plans stimulating language and literacy experiences; and communicates effectively with parents. (Examples are just examples. This category is open to teachers of all age groups. Examples in this category include activities that encourage communication and literacy. For infants, it may be reading board books; for preschoolers and school-agers it may be anything from reading aloud to writing stories and more.)

ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES MAY BE ADDED - STAY TUNED

DIANE MECKLER SCHOLARSHIP
Each year, one scholarship is awarded to a professional who has exhibited leadership in the field of early childhood or school-age care. The scholarship will be up to $1,000. To apply, please submit the following information:
Name, phone & email, program name, license/registration number, number of years you have worked in the child care field, & how you will use the scholarship. Include an essay stating the reason you should be the recipient. Be sure to include a description of your leadership accomplishments. Please include your name, phone number and email in the top left corner of the essay. Print an application

If you have any questions, please call Kate Smith, ext. 319 or dinner@cdcccc.org
Please return nomination forms & videos, scholarship applications and dinner reservations by APRIL 26

Email video nominations to ksmith@cdcccc.org

COST TBD

 

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